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Blinding of Isaac Woodard Site and Marker


Blinding of Isaac Woodard Site and Marker

African-American WWII veteran Isaac Woodard was brutally beaten and blinded by a white sheriff here on Feb. 12, 1946. There is a lot about it on the Web, and also a Woodie Guthrie song about the tragedy. On Feb. 9, 2019, a real marker was placed here, on the corner that used to have the police station on it.


Location Name: Site of old Batesburg-Leesville police station
Location: West Charles Street and Fulmer Street, Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, 29006, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Crimes & Criminals (real and alleged), Disasters, Tragedies, Accidents, Folk Music, History, Intersections, Corners, Lyrics (appears in song; inspiration for), Plaques, Markers (real ones)
Virtual / Real: Real
Created Date: 03-14-2019

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